Sudo snap install certbot --classic

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My domain is:
I ran this command:

sudo snap install certbot --classic

It produced this output:
error: cannot perform the following tasks:

  • Start snap "certbot" (952) services ([start snap.certbot.renew.service] failed with exit status 1: Job for snap.certbot.renew.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
    See "systemctl status snap.certbot.renew.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
    My web server is (include version):
    Apache Webserver
    Apache version 2.4.27
    The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
    Fedora Linux 25 server
    My hosting provider, if applicable, is:
    I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don't know):
    I'm using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):
    The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot):certbot 0.19.0
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Hi @silvamark ,

Sorry to hear you've having trouble installing Certbot.

The problem here is that Fedora 25 stopped receiving updates at the end of 2017. Fedora releases are not supported for very long compared to the average Linux distribution.

I installed Fedora 25 locally and get the same issue as you installing Certbot via snaps. It looks like an issue with the SELinux policies on F25.

If you really need to get an ACME client working on this server, you might consider some of the alternative client options such as which might still work on unsupported operating systems.

Otherwise I recommend upgrading to one of the versions of Fedora which are still receiving updates. You'd also be able to install a recent version Certbot from EPEL this way, if you wanted to.


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